It's that time of year again. The music is playing, there's a limited number of seats, and we to try and figure out the facts from rumors, and fill in the puzzle pieces, all before the music stops. If you've got info to add, a legit team logo, or anything to help fill in the blanks, hit the contact link at the bottom of the page to send an email to GuyB.

You know what's good about silly season? Knowing you have your next year's deal locked up already. Mike Alessi knows where he'll be.

As we've seen, changes happen frequently, just like they will right up until the gate drops on the 2013 season.

It sounds like Ryan Villopoto (and Monster and Kawasaki) have all figured out their deal, and if we're interpreting the jungle drums correctly, it'll have Ryan aboard a Monster Energy Kawasaki for the next three years (which also adds a few years to Monster and Kawasaki's relationship). Hey, if it ain't broke...

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Team Manager: Dan Fahie
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
1 Ryan Villopoto Mike Williamson Thor Oakley Thor Alpinestars
21 Jake Weimer Dana Wiggins Thor VonZipper Thor Alpinestars

Red Bull KTM just locked down their 250 duo of Musquin and Roczen for the next two years, and Kenny's talking about finding land to build his own tracks and training facility.

Things are firing on all cylinders with Ryan Dungey, with the new 450 coming along nicely and KTM wrapping up the outdoor title a year ahead of their own goal.

Red Bull KTM
Team Manager: Roger DeCoster
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
5 Ryan Dungey Carlos Rivera Fox Oakley Fox Nike
38 Marvin Musquin Frank Latham Airoh Oakley Alpinestars Alpinestars
70 Ken Roczen Kelly Lumgair Fox Fox Fox Fox

We've yet to hear if Yoshimura Suzuki will have a second rider under their own tent, but Yoshimura apparently will be spreading the factory equipment among the Rockstar Suzuki, and Hart & Huntington crews.

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing
Team Manager: Mike Webb
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
7 James Stewart Lee McCollum Bell Oakley Answer Racing Nike

If we were comedians, we'd say, "Okay, stop us if you've heard this one..." While Grant's not yet confirmed, the rumored 2013 JGR MX squad sounds exactly like the one from a couple years ago, with Grant and Brayton.

Toyota / Yamaha / JGRMX
Team Manager: Jeremy Albrecht
Bikes: Yamaha
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
10 Justin Brayton
Bell Oakley One Gaerne
33 Josh Grant?





It looks like it's back to 250s only for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki crew. Will we see a 450 addition again? Rumors say that the team would love to do it.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Team Manager: Mitch Payton
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
12 Blake Baggett Shawn Irwin Thor Scott Thor Alpinestars
31 Martin Davalos
Thor Scott Thor Alpinestars
35 Darryn Durham Jon Primo Thor Scott Thor Alpinestars

Justin Hill
Thor Scott Thor Alpinestars

Boom. Locked and loaded. The GEICO Honda roster's solid for next season.

GEICO Honda
Team Manager: Mike LaRocco
Team Sponsors: AMSOIL, Factory Connection, Planet Fitness, Muscle Milk, DVS, Yoshimura, Pro Taper, Dunlop, Cycra, Hinson, D.I.D., Renegade Fuels, Vortex Ignitions, Mototassinari, Twin Air, TCR Hubs
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
14 Kevin Windham Brian Calma Shoei Spy MSR Gaerne
17 Eli Tomac Brian Kranz Shoei Oakley Alias Alpinestars
49 Justin Bogle Grant Hutcheson Shoei Oakley Alias Alpinestars
58 Wil Hahn Jay Burgess Shoei Oakley Alias Alpinestars
338 Zach Osborne
Shoei Oakley Alias Alpinestars
167 Zach Bell Glenn Hobson Shoei Oakley Alias Alpinestars

No word yet on a second rider (or sponsors) for the Jeff Ward Racing crew. We do hear that they'll be factory supported.

Jeff Ward Racing
Bikes: Kawasaki
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
15 Dean Wilson Paul Perebijnos




It's a four-rider squad for the Rockstar Energy Suzuki crew on the 250 side, and add in a 450 and second rig for Davi.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki
Team Manager: Dave Gowland
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
18 Davi Millsaps





44 Jason Anderson Josh Burtnik One Dragon One Gaerne
50 Nico Izzi
One Dragon One Gaerne
53 Ryan Sipes
One Dragon One Gaerne
956 Blake Wharton Brent Myron One Dragon One Gaerne

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Look for the Star Valli crew to substantially trim the size of their squad, and they're looking at pulling future talent from the ranks of their amateur-sponsored riders. 450s under the tent? It's not something they need to do, but don't be shocked if you find one there eventually. For sure it won't be the seven bikes they had under the tent at Steel City.

Star Valli Yamaha Rockstar Yamaha
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
19 Kyle Cunningham
Scott Scott Scott

146 Jeremy Martin
Scott Scott Scott


Cooper Webb (starting with the 2013 outdoor season)






Anthony Rodriguez?





The Honda squad will have Trey returning and Justin Barcia added to the team, and Jeremy McGrath has already been busy dialing in the new 450, so they should have a good baseline to work with.

Team Honda Muscle Milk
Team Manager: Erik Kehoe
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
20 Justin Barcia Jason Haines




41 Trey Canard Brent Presnell Fly Scott Fly

We can't wait to see Chad back in action. It was a big void to fill after he went down with injuries, particularly when he was riding exceptionally well.

TwoTwo Motorsports
Team Manager: Dave Osterman
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
22 Chad Reed Lars Lindstrom Fox Fox Shift Fox

This one's a good rumor...Brett Metcalfe joining up with the Langston Witt KTM crew, and the team getting a big upgrade in equipment, to factory goodies.

Langston Witt KTM
Team Manager: Grant Langston
Bikes: KTM
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
24 Brett Metcalfe?





46 Les Smith





It sounds like Broc's a lock on the team, and we heard rumors of Chisholm being eyed as a second rider. We talked to Kyle's dad at Steel City, and he said they'd just bought a new 20-foot trailer, and one way or another they're going racing next year.

Hart & Huntington / Dodge
Bikes: Suzuki
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
25 Broc Tickle






Kyle Chisholm?





The Florida-based crew get Factory KTM support, and will announce another rider in coming weeks.

BTO Sports / KTM Racing
Team Managers: Forrest Butler, Karsten Butler
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
26 Michael Byrne
Fly Smith Fly


TiLUBE/TiFUEL/Foremost
Team Sponsors: Mafia M/C
Team Manager:
Bikes: Kawasaki
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
27 Nick Wey Big Nasty




The Rattray rumor was an interesting one last weekend. Will it pan out? That remains to be seen.

Team Chaparral Honda
Team Manager: Larry Brooks
Bikes: Honda
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
28 Tyla Rattray?





29 Andrew Short
Fly Scott Fly Alpinestars

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It sounds like Alex is likely to return to the team next year, and they're looking to upgrade from the punk rock flat black box van to something bigger, like a Funmover.

Eleven 10 Mods / Renegade Fuels
Team Sponsors:
Bikes: Honda
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
30 Alex Martin
Fly VonZipper Fly Gaerne

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda
Team Manager: Tyler Keefe
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
34 Cole Seely Rich Simmons TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
136 Jessy Nelson Eric Gass TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
43 Christian Craig Jeremy Coker TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars

JDR Motorsports / JStar / KTM
Team Manager: Nate Ramsey
Crew Chief: Vince Berini
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
37 Malcolm Stewart
Bell
Answer Alpinestars
105 Matt Moss (SX only)
Bell VonZipper Answer Skullcandy


AG Motorsports / KTM
Team Sponsors:
Team Manager: Al Albiker
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
40 Gannon Audette






Marty Smith Racing
Team Sponsors:
Team Manager:
Bikes: Unknown
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
45 Nick Paluzzi
AGV
O'Neal
Pro Circuit, Kawasaki, Marty Smith Racing

Munn Racing Moto Innovations KTM


No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
55 Lance Vincent






Sean Hackley, Jr.





Look for a leaner, meaner MotoConcepts crew for 2013, with occasional guest riders. Drew Gosselaar was going to make a guest appearance for Elsinore, but broke his arm last week. Instead, it'll be Jeff Alessi making a guest appearance with the team.

MotoConcepts
Team Manager: Mike Genova
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
57 Jake Canada (E) Derik Dwyer Shoei MotoOptics JT Racing Alpinestars
800 Mike Alessi Chris Loredo Shoei MotoOptics JT Racing Alpinestars

Team Tedder
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
133 Myles Tedder
166 Dakota Tedder

RF will have 1-2 additional riders, and the bike brand is still unknown.

RF Motorsports USA
No. Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots Other sponsors
476 Collin Jurin Bell Fly

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